Having problems with your Acer Aspire One PC Notebook ?

My acer aspire one does not boot up. I hear the hard drive spinning but the screen does not light and I can't detect any activity.


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Have you tried a external display? If you do get picture on a external monitor then most likely the backlight inverter on your laptop is faulty and would need to be replaced, but please take it to a professional to confirm the fault before purchasing the part, also if you are in warranty please just contact acer for warranty repairs which are free aside from possible shipping charges.

Now if you are outside of warranty then you could possibly replace it yourself, but I would still recommend that you get someone to confirm the fault before replacing the part. Or if you look at the screen if you see faint picture but no backlight then that confirms it, try under a light.

If there is no picture on any of the displays internal or external, then check your keyboard, you may have to press a button combination like FN+F8 it could be any of the F1 to f12 keys that switches the display output. windows might need to be started for it to work.

Now if you don't get any picture the laptop is most likely not starting up properly, its not passing the start up tests that it runs.

Generally what you can do in a case like this is to remove the battery and the ac adapter for 10 minutes and try again with just the ac adapter then unplug and try with the battery.

If its still not working you could have a bad mainboard, you can try taking out the memory modules from the bottom of the laptop, they will be under a cover that is held in place with a screw or two and plastic clips on its sides.

first disconnect the battery and the power adapter.

Open up the cover, insidey ou will find 1-2 memory modules.
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Take them both out, plug in the ac adapter, power on with no memory modules installed. do you hear beeping or similar?

If it does beep take note of how many long or short beeps or is it continuos?

Unplug and take the other module and install it to one of the slots, don't do anything with the other one yet.

Plug in the power again and try turning on, if you get picture then the issue is solved, if not, then turn off the machine and unplug.

Take the memory card out and try it on the other slot, repeat the test you just did and if the issue still remains then take out the module again, and this time take the other one and do the same test on both slots.

If that doesn't help, unplug and put all the ram back into the machine and close the cover, try turning on for once more.

If the machine is still not starting up, you could have a faulty mainboard, if you are in warranty get in touch with acer or your dealer.

if you are outside of warranty take the machine to a local professional to confirm the fault and get a repair estimate, the mainboard would most likely need to be replaced, the mainboard is the most costly part of the machine you might end up with a repair bill higher than the price of a new one.
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